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Monday, August 15, 2016

PDP convention: Court orders police, DSS to provide security

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has directed the police and the Department of State Services to provide security for the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party billed to hold in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Wednesday.

The court presided over by Justice Ibrahim Watila specifically mandated the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of DSS to ensure security of lives at the event.

The Secretary of the PDP National Convention Planning Committee, Senator Ben Obi, had for himself and other members of the National Convention Planning Committee, approach the court to among other reliefs retrain the police, DSS and the Independent National Electoral Commission from interfering in the successful conduct of the national convention.
Ruling on the suit marked FHC/PH/CS/585/2016, Justice Watila validated the holding of the forthcoming PDP national convention by also ordering INEC to ensure that it monitored the event in line with the law.

The IGP, Rivers State Commissioner of Police, DSS, Director of DSS, Rivers State Command and INEC were identified as 1 to the fifth defendant in the application filed by Senator Ben Obi.

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